The most frustrating thing about Saint Mary's College of California is that a lot of students often complain about the food served at Oliver Hall. It's a lot better than quite a few students give it credit for. Granted, the food served at San Francisco's many restaurants is often better, but for college food, the food served at Oliver Hall is very good, especially their soups. It just gets a little awkward hearing one's peers consistenly criticize the food here.
The most frustrating thing about my school is that classes are to small so it is harder to get the class needed for my major. Another thing is that financial aid is not enough to help me attend this school. Although I appreciate the scholarship St. Mary's has given me, it is just not enough to for me to handle since my parents are not helping me financially whatsoever.
SMC should have a minority (first generation) retention program. SMC likes to advertise that it was an ethnically diverse school, but didn't do anything to support their students of color, once they were in at SMC. Many students of color dropped out. And many students of color graduate with a low GPA . SMC NEEDS to make a serious effort to help these students!
The most frustrating thing about my school is the drug and alcohol problem and the fact that the administration ignores it and refuses to deal with it. Instead of admitting that there is a significant problem and working to fix it, the problem is brushed under the rug.
the most frustrating thing about my school was going to a school that was 75% white. It was extremly difficlut to be in classes with people who could not acknowledge thier priviledge or hold it. There were many instances of subtle and overt racism.
The food could be better. A new kitchen is in the midst of being built; hopefully, with it will come new and improved meals.
At times because it's small it's a reminder of high school. Which is both good and sometimes frustrating.
I love every aspect of my school.